Chemical Engineers (17-2041)

Occupation description:  Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 6461 -4.70 22
United States 34,30034,900 1.860 9401,000

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 49.9828.5936.35 46.8159.9675.56
Alaska 54.1227.9440.85 53.2763.1783.47
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 53.3227.3839.88 52.4562.4282.20

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8722 25.347.9 45.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 21
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.5

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Conscious Solutions   (Anchorage)
Change & Time Management

 Degree
Nu-Solutions Consulting   (Anchorage)
Advanced Primavera P6, Fundamentals Professional Client, Course 106-P Certificate
Advanced Project Modeling and Estimating, Class E-201 Certificate
Essentials of HD Performance HD P101
Essentials of Project Modeling and Estimating, Class E-101 Certificate
Managing Risk in Primavera Risk Analysis, Course 501
Migrating from P3 to Primavera P6
Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Course 201 Certificate
Primavera P6 Advanced
Primavera P6 Analytics 11g
Primavera P6 Fundamentals Rel15 (P6 Web), Course 101 Certificate
Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals, Course 102 Certificate
Primavera P6 Reporting with BI Publisher 11g
Primavera P6, Application Administration 15, Course 106-A Certificate
Project Management in Oracle Primavera Contractor, Course 700
Resource Management in Oracle Primavera P6, Course 106-R Certificate
Resource Management in Oracle Primavera Web Access, Course 107 Certificate

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Engineer Shortage: Myth vs. Reality (November 1983)